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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Announces April Programming

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Announces April Programming

Sid the Science Kid, Earth Day, Meet an Astronaut, and
Feature Exhibit Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You

ATLANTA, February 26, 2013 – This April visitors to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will have the opportunity to celebrate Earth Day, meet an astronaut, and touch a real brain. Children and their caregivers can also learn how their bodies work through the feature exhibit, Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You. Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for April 2013.

Feature Exhibit: Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You
Now – May 27, 2013

Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You explores the physical science of the human body. The concepts of force, pressure, light, sound, mathematics, and the laws of motion are all part of how our bodies interact with the world. Through a variety of exciting and engaging activities, children can understand the science of how their body works.

Special April Programming:

Exploring Brains!
Saturday, April 6 at 12:00 PM
Have you ever wondered what a brain looks like, feels like, or what it does for you? Join the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience and the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience as we explore your brain and some of your favorite animal’s brains. We will learn where your five senses are controlled in the brain and how our brain helps us to run, jump, and play. Excellent listeners may also have the opportunity to touch a real human brain! 

Celebrate Science with Sid the Science Kid
Saturday, April 13 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Come Celebrate Science with Sid the Science Kid for a very special day introducing the first Sid the Science Kid full length movie. Visitors will participate in scavenger hunts and science experiments throughout the day and receive special Sid the Science Kid activity booklets and stickers. 

Meet the Holidays: Earth Day
Saturday, April 20 at 12:00 PM and Sunday, April 21 at 3:00 PM
Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. April 22, 1970 marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement.  Approximately 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day. Join the Imaginators for a special reading of The EARTH Book by Todd Parr and then make Earth Day Characters from reusable plastic water bottles.

Meet an Astronaut at Destination Station
Friday, April 19 at 1:00 PM
Destination Station is NASA's International Space Station Program national awareness campaign that promotes research opportunities, educates communities about activities performed on the International Space Station, and communicates the real and potential impacts of the station on our everyday lives. Visitors to The Children’s Museum of Atlanta will be able to see and touch an astronaut suit, try astronaut food, and check out a space shuttle model.

Alphabet Soup: Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre
Saturday, April 27 at 12:00 PM
Learn to love your lima beans and enjoy your eggplant while watching this fun, fast-paced show! Just like vegetable soup, it contains a little of everything: music, games, puppets, and learning. Find out how to be a stronger you while having fun!

Cooking with Colors
Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 AM; Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 AM
A colorful diet is a healthy diet! As a part of the Museum’s Eat a Georgia Rainbow program, local chef Damaul Mitchell helps children create colorful and healthy creations with local fruits & vegetables. Limit 10 children and their adult caregivers. Reservations required, please call 404.527.3693.

The Science Wondershop with Brian "Dr. Science" Williams
Sundays at 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM; April 7, 14, 21
The Science Wondershop offers children the opportunity to explore topics in science by participating in exciting hands-on activities with Brian "Dr. Science" Williams. Designed for adult-child interaction and to encourage imagination, curiosity, and an interest in the exploration of our world. Limit 20 children and their adult caregivers. Reservations required, please call 404.527.3693

Exhibit Sponsors: Body Carnival: The Science and Fun of Being You exhibit is made possible through generous support by Kaiser Permanente, Publix Super Market Charities, Inc., Georgia Power Foundation, Lattner Family Foundation Inc., The Rich Foundation, and PNC. Brochure printing courtesy of Ernst & Young. Funding for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts & Culture.

Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Admission is $12.75 plus tax for ages 1 - 100. The Children’s Museum is located in the Luckie Marietta District at 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW.

The Children's Museum of Atlanta
The Children's Museum of Atlanta is a smart place to play and a non-profit organization offering a family-friendly space filled with interactive, educational exhibits and programming for children ages eight and under. The Museum’s mission is to spark imagination and inspire discovery and learning for all children through the power of play. The Museum’s four permanent learning zones consist of bright, creative, hands-on exhibits that are designed to give children an opportunity to learn through play. The Children’s Museum of Atlanta also offers parties, memberships, field trips, summer camp, and private events.

For more information or to support The Children's Museum of Atlanta, visit their website at or call 404.659.KIDS [5437]. 

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